Wegaf in hieroglyphs

A pharaoh(?) of the Thirteenth Dynasty,

Precedessor
Sedjefakara Kay-Amenemhat

Successor
Khendjer

Reign of Wegaf
AE Chronology1759–1757
Ryholt1766–1764
Franke1759–1757
Redford1786–1783

The Royal Titulary

From the hieroglyphic records

The Dual King
The Son of Ra

Horus Sekhem netjeru  The Dual King Khu tawy Ra*  Son of Ra Wegaf

Horus name

Horus name

The oldest form of the name of a pharaoh, a falcon representing Horus is perched on the palace facade.

Horus name
Sekhem netjeru
sḫm-nṯrw
The might of the gods
sxm-nTr:Z2
Revue de l'Égypte ancienne 2, 159
Beckerath, “Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen”, 2nd ed. MÄS 49 (1999). 88-89, 1:H

Nebty name

Two ladies hieroglyphs

The “Two Ladies”, the goddesses Nekhbet and Wadjet, representing Upper and Lower Egypt respectively.

Nebty name
Kha bau
ḫꜤ-bꜢw
The glorious appearance of might
xa:a-G30
ASAE , 6, 133; 8, 249
Beckerath, “Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen”, 2nd ed. MÄS 49 (1999). 88-89, 1:N

Golden Horus name

Golden Horus name

Horus perched on Gold, which was associated with eternity, but its meaning is disputed.

Golden Horus name
Mery (tawy)
mri-[tꜢwi]
Beloved of [the Two Lands]
U7*i*i:N17:N17#34
ASAE , 6, 133; 8, 249
Beckerath, “Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen”, 2nd ed. MÄS 49 (1999). 88-89, 1:G

Throne names

Prenomen or throne name

Announced at the coronation and always written in a cartouche. The “official” name of the pharaoh. Also known as the Prenomen.

Throne name
Khu tawy Ra*
ḫw-tꜢwi-rꜤ
The protector of the Two Lands of (?) Ra
ra-D43:Y1-N17:N17:N21*N21
Karnak Canon no. 51

Beckerath, “Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen”, 2nd ed. MÄS 49 (1999). 88-89, 1:T2
Throne name variant
Khu tawy Ra
ḫw-tꜢwi-rꜤ
The protector of the Two Lands of (?) Ra
ra-D43:N17:N17
The throne name was exchanged with 7.19 in the Turin papyrus.
Turin King List 7.5
Gardiner, The Royal Canon of Turin (1959) VI:5
Throne name variant
Khu tawy Ra
ḫw-tꜢwi-rꜤ
The protector of the Two Lands of (?) Ra
ra-D43:N17:N17
ASAE , 6, 133
Karnak Cachette CK 946, (K 397bis), Cairo JE 37510
Beckerath, “Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen”, 2nd ed. MÄS 49 (1999). 88-89, 1:T2

Birth name

Nomen or birth name

Personal name given at birth. Also known as the Nomen .

Birth name
Wegaf
wgi.f
w-g-F18:f
ASAE , 8, 250
Beckerath, “Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen”, 2nd ed. MÄS 49 (1999). 88-89, 1:E

Bibliography

  • Gauthier, H. Le livre des rois d'Égypte. MIFAO 18 (1912): 2–3
  • Beckerath, J. “Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen”, Second edition, MÄS 49 (1999) : 88–89
  • Leprohon, R. J. The Great Name: Ancient Egyptian Royal Titulary (Atlanta, 2013): 66
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